According to at least one report, by sports attorney Daniel Wallach, the NFL is seeking the preliminary injunction hearing next week —before the Cowboys face the Redskins game. The hearing currently is set for Oct. 30.
Sunday will mark the 10th game in three seasons Kuechly has missed because of a concussion issue. The NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2013, Kuechly’s plight has not only raised concerns about his future health, but also stoked the ongoing debate about head injuries in the NFL.
A Sports Illustrated article this week — under the headline “Luke Kuechly Is the Poster Child for the NFL’s Concussion Problem” — noted that this season he has been wearing an experimental “Q Collar,” designed to reduce the risk and and/or severity of concussions.
Yet studies have shown that each successive concussion makes future concussions more likely and can lead to adverse health effects in the future. Kuechly told ESPN Radio this summer he knows the score when it comes to head injuries.
“At what point do you tolerate it, and at what point is it enough?” he said. “There’s been a lot of studies and a lot of different literature on concussion and head trauma and that kind of deal, and I think it’s a new subject that we’re constantly learning more and more about.”
The NFL is not looking to settle its dispute with Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s over his six-game suspension, league executive Joe Lockhart said Friday, disputing a report earlier this week by The Dallas Morning News.
“We’re not looking to make a deal. We are confident that our NHL Cheap Jerseys argument will prevail in court later this month,” Lockhart, the NFL’s VP of Pittsburgh Penguins Cheap Jerseys communications, told reporters